Own Your Heart
Stop depending on people.
In life, we're obviously going to rely on some people for some things. No one wants a lonely existence, so I'm not asking you to create one for yourself.
We all need people in our lives, but there's a fine line between having a healthy circle and being socially dependent. Many of us choose to rely on others for things we should be giving ourselves. Many of us rely on the support of others rather than simply trusting in our visions.
We all want support from our friends. Deep down, we all want our families to give us love.
It's a tough fact of live, but often, the people you consider the closest can end up supporting you the least. Let me be clear about something. If you're going to take one thing from this blog post, let it be this: Your happiness shouldn't depend on their support.
I know it hurts to miss out on love from the people closest to you, but at the end of the day, that love or lack of can't make or break you. Many of us have gotten used to giving people the power that belongs to us. Many of us have become accustomed to the bad habit of giving others ownership of our lives.
Your success doesn't depend on their support, so neither should your happiness.
Taking ownership over your life is up to you, and how loved you feel is your choice. At the end of the day, no one is going to make your vision happen for you. Most people could care less about you and your vision, which is a sad but true fact of live. Most people won't see or understand your vision until you've already succeeded, which should give you a valuable insight about this self-betterment journey: Succeed first, and the rest will come.
While we're on the topic of love, let me talk to you guys about self-love. Just because we shouldn't rely on others for support doesn't mean we don't need support, and just because we shouldn't be dependent on people for love doesn't mean we don't need love. However, you are going to need to be independent if you want to be successful, because you will leave people behind as you grow.
Because of that simple fact, you owe it to yourself to give yourself the love you're lacking. You owe it to yourself to support and congratulate yourself when you are victorious in something, because often, you're the only person who's going to cheer you on.
What are you waiting for? Stop relying on the approval of others when your own approval is all you need.
It all starts with you.